Connections FAQ

How can I participate in the discussion on Connections?

You can call 1-844-295-TALK (8255), 585-263-WXXI (585-263-9994) email your comments to connections@wxxi.org or reach us on Facebook or Twitter.

How do you pick guests and topics for Connections?

We begin by looking closely at issues in the news, and exploring topics that are likely to make news in the future. We then seek out people in the community and across the nation who can speak knowledgeably and articulately about those topics.

Do you take suggestions and ideas from the audience?

Yes. You can contact the Connections team by email at connections@wxxi.org, on Facebook, on Twitter, or by regular mail at WXXI-AM 1370, Box 30021, Rochester, NY 14603. Listeners’ ideas have turned into some of our best and most talked-about segments. Keep them coming!

I represent an organization or an individual I’d like to see interviewed on Connections. How do I get him/her/them on the show?

Contact host Evan Dawson and producer Megan Mack at connections@wxxi.org or at our offices at (585) 325-7500. We can’t assure you that we will be able to accommodate your request for a booking. Not all guests and topics suggested fit the specific mission and focus of the show, but we consider all ideas.

How can I find out about an upcoming show?

We announce the day’s topics and guests on the air every weekday during Morning Edition and the Diane Rehm show. We also post what is coming up on the Connections webpage.

Since breaking news does not happen on a regular schedule, show topics are always subject to change. 

What if I have specific comments about a show I’ve heard, or questions about that show?

Address them to Evan Dawson and Megan Mack at connections@wxxi.org or call at (585) 325-7500. We welcome all inquiries about the program. 

What if I have other questions about the show not answered here?

We’ll be happy to address all your specific questions at connections@wxxi.org.